The history of potteries in Nara dates back to the production of roof tiles, religious treasures, and ritual tools of temples and shrine on constructing the ancient ca- pital of Heijo-kyo. It developed continuously to be called " Ni-shi no kyo Doki-za " (a group of potters in Nishi no kyo area) in 14th-15th century, when the pot-ters are believed to have resided in Nishi no kyo or around Mt. Gojo and Mt. Akahada.
Later on, under the reign of the lord Toyotomi Hidenaga in Ya-mato Koriyama, the name "Aka-hadayaki" has become popular thanks to Doki-za, a group of pot-ters, who produced tools for tea ceremony. He also invited a fa-mous potter Yokuro from Toko-name. Under the instruction of Yokuro, Akahadayaki became well-known nationwide and produced skilful potters such as Okuda Mokuhaku in 19th century.